Articles tagged Switzerland

Retail

Wülser Bechtel offers salon-goers ever-changing scenes in Zurich

ZURICH – When sculpting a salon on Zurich’s bustling Talstraße, Wülser Bechtel Architekten took note of the site-specific soundtrack – both indoors and out. 

The main volume cantilivers over the street, balancing on a concrete wall which surrounds three sides of the building
Residential

Aluminium-clad residential build respects its neighbours

MÄNNEDORF – Hurst Song Architekten stacks three apartments around a central staircase in Switzerland.

Leaderboard: Clerkenwell
Leaderboard: Clerkenwell
Bar/Club

Bureau A distorts the dance floor within a mysterious inflatable nightclub

GENEVA – The annual party of the Federation of Swiss Architects took place in a PVC inflatable designed by Bureau A. The deceivingly small installation was jam packed with a bar, dance floor and DJ …

Basel

Dutch designer Maurice Mentjens picks five favourites from Art Basel

BASEL – Maurice Mentjens, whose interior-design accolades include those for a café at the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, has been visiting Art Basel since the 1990s.

The frieze announces the exhibition programme thanks to a special arrangement of LED lights within the bricks. Photo Julian Salinas/Kuntsmuseum Basel
Mark Magazine

Christ & Gantenbein construct a contemporary ruin in Basel

Christ & Gantenbein has given the extension to the Kunstmuseum Basel an archaic look.

Art & Culture

Daniel González tempts a community to unwrap a Swiss factory like chocolate

TORRE-BLENIO – Argentina born artist Daniel González continues his quest to realise 'ephemeral architecture', structures which exist temporarily before returning to their original state.

The structure stands for more than is visible to the eye.
Installation

Tom Emerson’s ETH students build floating Pavilion of Reflections for Manifesta 11

ZÜRICH – The ETH professor and architect Tom Emerson whose students designed and built the impressive pavilion for Manifesta 11 speaks to Mark about the philosophy behind his work.

You are invited by Laufen Bathrooms to attend Release Architecture on 18 June.
Architecture

Laufen's annual symposium releases architecture during Art Basel

BASEL – To satisfy the needs of creatives from art-related disciplines during the annual Art Basel, Swiss manufacturer Laufen Bathrooms continues its tradition of the Architecture during Art …

The design had to negotiate a challenging triangular plot without imposing too much on its surroundings.
Office

SOM conceives permeable headquarters for Geneva Business District

GENEVA – An American firm takes on delicate physical and environmental constraints with new JTI building.

The mirrored surfaces of the complex’s new assembly building intend to create a dynamic spatial interplay in the courtyard.
Installation

Steiner Sarnen Schweiz updates housing complex with a bold, new identity

LUCERNE – The refurbishment of a nearly century-old residential complex includes a futuristic addition to the courtyard.

The new addition continues the roof and plinth levels of the existing volume into more dramatic cantilevering.
Government

LOCALARCHITECTURE transforms an Ivorian villa into a new home for a Swiss embassy

ABIDJAN – A Lausanne-based firm contributes to Côte d’Ivoire’s post-colonial modernist architecture with a new Swiss embassy.

Hospitality

Hotel Arnica Scuol's guests recline in limestone vessels with Alpine views

SCUOL – Perched high upon a mountain top, Hotel Arnica Scuol offers guests meditative views of the Swiss Alps while immersed in an ergonomic bath formed of Volcanic Limestone™.